When looking at the hunters, I noticed that their appearances seem to tell a story in themselves. This is what I get from them.
Griffin to me makes me think of the sort of guy a rich game hunter would hire to show them how and where to catch lions and such. In my mind, Griffin’s been hired by the company in charge of the hunt to provide actual experience on how to hunt such large game. But personally, I don’t think he’s in it for the money, this is the ultimate hunt.
Judging by Val’s armour and very polished equipment, she’s not just someone who was headhunted. She probably works for the PMC that is in charge of security on Shear, and is there to make sure everything stays on track. Judging by her beret, I would guess some sort of equivalency to paramilitary, or at least prior military service with an official government. From what we see in the trailer, Val is a very calm, level headed person, used to unfavourable combat
Markov seems to be a mercenary to me, no questions asked. He’s been hired into this little foray because he’s got the guns and track record to back it up. That armour of his is very ad hoc, and clearly doesn’t conform to the ‘cut and dry’ of Val and Hanks industry standard looking equipment. He’s been scrounging this stuff and piecing it together himself, evidently breaking a few regulations along the way.
Hank’s a bit of a mixed bag to me. Clearly he’s got some official background, his armour and equipment being painted a safety yellow. But he’s not doing any of this out of any sort of loyalty to his employers. He just wants the money, and he wants to have fun whilst doing it. Much like Markov, this guy’s been trigger happy for a while, and now he’s got something that he can fire at will towards.